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HP G62

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 reviews of HP G62. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the keyboard.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP G62 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP G62

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of HP G62 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the reliability, and opinions about the touchpad and keyboard are mixed.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP G62-B27SA Laptop PC 15.6 Inch (AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)HP G62-B27SA Laptop PC 15.6 Inch (AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP G62

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of HP G62 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the keyboard and usability are mixed. There are some critical views about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, price, screen, portability, design

reliability, touchpad

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP G62-140US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Bronze)HP G62-140US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Bronze)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP G62-130EG Notebook

 

Budget laptop. One Intel core processor please, with a side-order

Solid, hardwearing case; Fast hard drive; Low system noise; Decent keyboard; Good sound quality from the speakers

Poor graphics performance; Glossy display with low contrast; No number pad; Touchpad buttons don’t depress very far

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP G62-435DX

 

The HP G62-534DX is a stripped down budget laptop, but with similarly priced systems offering so much more, there's not much to recommend it.

Comfortable keyboard. Card reader supports several formats. Dual-layer DVD burner. Best Buy offers decent extended warranties.

Frustrating, stiff touchpad. Disappointing speakers. Weak performance across the board. Unattractive design. Small hard drive.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

HP G62-355dx

 

The HP G62-355dx is an affordable desktop replacement laptop, but you get what you pay for with this laptop.

Very affordable. Comfortable keyboard. Bright display.

Sluggish performance. So-so battery life. Stingy feature set.

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP G62-223cl

 

The HP G62-223cl is an inexpensive mainstream laptop, but you can find a faster one for about the same price.

Fast hard drive. Inexpensive. Lightweight. Matte lid is smudge-resistant. Costco's two year warranty is standard.

Running on last year's processors. Quicklaunch keys are oddly placed. Mouse buttons are too resistant. Below average performance scores.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (pcmag.com)

HP G62-225nr

 

The HP G62-225nr is budget 15.6-inch laptop with good battery life, but below-average performance and an unimpressive feature set.

Inexpensive. Very good battery life. Matte surface is smudge-resistant.

Below-average performance.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP G62-143cl

 

The HP G62-143cl is an inexpensive mainstream laptop that runs the latest parts and delivers excellent battery life.

Fast hard drive. Inexpensive. Lightweight. Speedy laptop. Good battery scores. Matte lid is smudge-resistant.

Quick-launch keys are oddly placed. Mouse buttons are too resistant. No ExpressCard slot.

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May, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

HP G62t

 

Fast, stylish, and long-lasting, this 15-inch notebook is the best you can get for less than $600.

Thanks to its sophisticated design, fast performance, and long battery life, the HP G62t is the best bargain notebook around. Mainstream gamers will find that the Gateway NV5934u, also $599, offers better graphics performance, while the identically...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Luigi Lugmayr (i4u.com)

HP G62 Intel Dual Core 2.3GHz 16" LED-Backlit Laptop for $430 + free shipping

 

Staples offers the 5.5-lb. HP G62-225NR Pentium Dual Core 2.3GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook, model no. WQ769UA#ABA, for $429.98. With free shipping, that's $20 under our mention two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find. Sales tax is added...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

HP G62 review

 

Stunning performance for the budget price

Good performance ; Good audio quality

Integrated graphics ; Some flex in chassis

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Pavilion G62-454TU laptop

 

HP Pavilion G62-454TU review: A cheap 15.6in notebook with good features, performance and battery life

Feels reasonably solid, looks good, good performance for office and multimedia tasks, good battery life

Screen has narrow viewing angles, screen too glossy, touchpad feels the same as the palmrest, touchpad buttons are hard to press, initial setup was not smooth

The HP Pavilion G62-454TU notebook is perfect for families, students and new computer users who want something cheap, yet with good performance. It has an Intel Pentium CPU under the hood, but it will do a good job running office and multimedia tasks....

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Get a range of great features, sleek and stylish design and HP quality - all combined in this 39.6 cm (15.6-inch), 16:9 HP G62-100 notebook.

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Color of product: / Black / Black, Blue / Black, Bronze / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.7in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:14.7in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 545v / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 1.799 / 1.917 / 1696 / 2.046 / 2.173 / 2.714 / 2685
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4250 / Intel HD Graphics / No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:G62-144DX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet LAN, WLAN / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 480000
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Chassis type:
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / LED
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:4.29 / 4.33
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.5 x 4.33 x 13.6
Package height:13.6
Package width:20.5
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD RS880M / Intel HM55 Express
Clock Speed:2.13GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS880M / Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / N620 / N830 / P320 / P340 / P6000 / P6100
Processor cache:1 / 1.5 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD Phenom II / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / N620 / N830 / P320 / P340 / P6000 / P6100
Processor Number:I3-330M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket S1
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core i3

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47663 / 49058 / 50175
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBUR / SLBWB
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60), Norton Online Backup (30) / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011\nNorton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 14.7 / 8.98 / 9.69
Height:1.25 / 1.45
Height (front):1 / 1.24 / 1.25
Height (rear):1.44 / 1.45 / 2
Weight:4 / 4.85 / 4.89 / 5.51
Width:13.5 / 14.7 / 15 / 9.69